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Do You Eat Salad Without Salad Dressing?

Do You Ever Eat Salad Without Salad Dressing?

To save money and incorporate more vegetables into my diet, I eat salads for lunch at work. Normally I'll prep the ingredients at home and assemble in the office kitchen just before eating — this ensures that none of the components get soggy. I change up the salads according to whatever is in my fridge on any given day. One thing that I always leave out, however, is salad dressing. It's easier not to deal with it and if the salad is full of juicy produce, I don't miss a dressing or vinaigrette. The salad may be naked, but it's still satisfying and delicious. Do you enjoy undressed salads?

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Leah2617616 Leah2617616 5 years
I am from Texas, so i grew up putting ranch on carrots, salad, and basically everything veggie! I am a senior in college (still in Texas) and have been trying to overcome those habits before i move to Austin for Grad school and then eventually out of Texas entirely. We don't have a whole foods or anything in Waco so i don't have any "healthy dressings" so i have been making my own and will soon start going without completely! 
amber512 amber512 7 years
For me, the point of dressings is they taste good and they make it so the salad isn't so dry. I like salads that are just fresh veggies with lots of lettuce.
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
i hate 99% of salad dressings. i often don't even bother putting EVOO/vinegar/sesame oil on salads - i just sprinkle some pine nuts/seeds and it's good to go. what's the point of dressings?
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I don't like traditional dressings, but I sometimes put mustard or soy sauce or salsa on my salad in lieu of a traditional dressing. It's tasty and it's not as high in calories.
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 7 years
If I have cheese on my salad, i don't need dressing. Otherwise, I do like a little dressing. I do not like low-fat or fat free dressing, so when I used it I use the full fate versions. I find the reduced fat versions are too sweet and I don't like sweet dressing.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
My usual "dressing' is balsamic vinegar and lemon juice. Don't like creamy dressings or overdressed salads.
prencesschris prencesschris 7 years
i almost always eat it w/o dressing
Ninabear218 Ninabear218 7 years
I always use some time of "liquid" dressing on a salad...I am not a fan of creamy dressing and I normally make my own at home sometimes just using a red wine or balsamic vinegar (I love the taste of vinegar)...Other times I may use left over taco ingredients for a taco salad and use low fat sour cream and taco sauce as dressing!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
Never! Dressing is as tasty as cheese :drool:
WarEagleNurse WarEagleNurse 7 years
amber512 amber512 7 years
I don't add nearly as much as I see other people do and I make my own. But I love dressing! The only times I have gone without is when I had pico de gallo on top. Otherwise I find salad to be just too dry.
msdecember msdecember 7 years
i would NEVER!!! (not eat a salad with dressing, that is!)
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
I need a little somethin' somethin' on my salads. But yeah, there is such a thing as overkill. When out, I ask for the dressing on the side.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
Occasionally I will eat my salad naked. I hate over dressed salads, too. Yuck,
AlexisSF AlexisSF 7 years
i love a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar, sometimes some lemon juice, but i always ask for dressing on the side bc i hate over dressed salads. defeats the purpose of eating one in my opinion.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
no way! the whole point of a salad is the dressing! But in general, i think the sauce is better than whatever the sauce goes on.
inlove23 inlove23 7 years
I hardly eat it with dressing. Dressing is empty calories for me, and if the salad is good enough it shouldn't need dressing.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 7 years
It depends on what's in the salad. If there's a little salt in the salad from meat, cheese, or certain vegetables (hearts of palm, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers) then I can do without dressing. But just leaves, carrots, cucumbers, and bell peppers? Then I'll take some vinaigrette, please.
JanetG0307 JanetG0307 7 years
i usually don't eat salad dressing. if something is missing from the salad, a squeeze of lemon usually does it for me!
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